That is one beautiful pipe! I have several old Caminettos and love them. They are hard to beat! I hope you enjoy this!
polished off a bowl of Bulleye, with the center popped out. Taste better that way. Smoked in my straight no named bulldog :)
Astley's No. 55 in a Castello "Natural Vergin" billiard. I put the name in quotations because I can remember it when it was new, and if the term still applies to this pipe, then it applies, to pull a name out of the hat, to Nina Hartley as well.
I don't think so, but I won't bet against it! I do seem to be smoking fewer blends on a regular basis, but nothing close to just one. However, I have noticed that, whenever I open one of my 'favorites', I'll get locked in on just that one blend until the tin is empty.
Walnut Flake in a Bent Jima. Slightly lighter pack than last time and out in the breeze, so "only" just under an hour out of a single flake this time, but far fewer relights. Jima pipes are magic smoking tools; deserve more promenance...
Now packing an S-M Barling's Make Lovat with Germain's Rich Dark Flake.
Louisiana Flake has been rather neglected of late, so I'll also pack my ancient Barling with that.
Ho for the shed, Kindle in hand!
Dunhill Flake in my Savinelli 320
Just to give you guys an idea...
You want fast coloring? Forget the meer!
More Velvet in a Yellobole briar Checker
I am still on the Royal Yacht kick - hands down my favorite smoke. I think I figured out why some are said to wear white gloves when smoking a meerschaum. The car was slightly warmer than usual, due to the unexpected but very welcome sun, on the commute home today. The rim of my meer became translucent towards the end of the bowl (see second shot below), and the sides were almost, no were, oozing just the tiniest bit of beeswax. You might notice the glistening on the sides of the bowl:
I've said it before, but will repeat it here: if you've never pampered your meerschaum with a fresh bath of wax, give it a shot.
Had to finish a project in the shop tonight, so I pulled out my knockaround pipe - My faithful cracked cob! Started with Boswell's Chocolate Creme, but that wasn't really doing it for me. Probably because it is old, but it seemed very one dimensional tonight. Promptly switched to my london blend dedicated cob with some Dan Tobacco London Blend No. 1000! Now that hit the spot! :dance::dance::dance:
On a side note, this London Blend is one of two blends I bought when I first stared smoking a pipe almost a year ago. The wife didn't care for the room note, so I don't smoke it as often. Tonight reminded me why I really dig this blend. I hear a lot of people call this a Lat bomb, which I don't normally care for, but to me this seems a bit more balanced than say the Dunhill blends? Maybe it is just my inexperience! Either way, a great cap to my day.